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Tips to make Traditional Indian Sweets

If this is your first time preparing traditional sweets on your own, you have come to the right place!  I have compiled all the tips and learnings from my experience, starting from the preparation process, possible areas for mistakes along with solution to rectifying the […]

Kadalai Urundai

Kadalai Urundai

This is another traditional sweet prepared during the festival, Sri Jayanthi.  Very few ingredients are needed to make Verkadalai Urundai, but the syrup consistency of Jaggery plays vital role in its success.   Skip to read in Tamil     Ingredients: 2 cups – Roasted […]

Vella Seedai

Vella Seedai

Skip to read in Tamil     Ingredients: 1 cup  – Rice Flour (Toast till golden in color and measure) 1/8 cup or 2 tbsp – Roasted Urad Dal Flour ½ cup  – Powdered Jaggery (use ¾ cup jaggery if you want it more sweet) […]

Uppu Seedai

Uppu Seedai

Uppu Seedai is the Hallmark of the festival, Sri Jayanthi.  Let us take a look on how to go about making Uppu Seedai. Skip to read in Tamil Ingredients: 3 levelled cups – Rice Flour (how to prepare Rice Flour for Uppu Seedai) 3 tbsp […]

Idli Podi: Some Variations

Idli Podi: Some Variations

Every household has got their own method of  preparing Idli milagaai podi, using both Bengal and Black grams or using only Black gram(skinned or deskinned), with or without sesame seeds (Ellu). You can try this in all permutations and combinations to get new flavor each […]

Vegetables best suited for Bajji

First thing that comes to our mind when we think of vegetables for bajji are Raw banana or Onion. Other popular options are potato slices and Brinjal.  Hot chilli bajji goes a long way with Rains and Beaches. I will be adding a separate post […]

Different methods for preparing Bajji batter

When it comes to making Bajjis or Indian Fritters, most of us these days probably go the “ready-made” route, opting to use store bought flour. But for those of you looking for an authentic taste through easy preparation, keep reading! I’m going to show you […]

Bajji Varieties

It is a popular south indian street food, easy to make when we have unexpected guests.  Apart from that, it is a tradition to prepare Bajjis along with Kesari (sometimes people refer to this as Bajji Sojji satirically) when prospective Bridegrooms visit the bride’s place […]

Jamun Kofta with Jain style Tomato Gravy

Jamun Kofta with Jain style Tomato Gravy

Hope you remember the procedure to make Jamun koftas using Instant Gulab Jamun mix.  Below is a quick recap… Skip to read in Tamil   Ingredients: 200 g – Instant Gulab Jamun Mix (any brand) 2 – Medium sized Boiled Potatoes or 1 Large potato […]

Jamun Kofta with Restaurant Style Kaju Gravy

Jamun Kofta with Restaurant Style Kaju Gravy

Remember my post from earlier in the year on how to make a Cake using Gulab Jamun Mix? I had promised to share more recipes using Gulab Jamun mix and here it is! Skip to read in Tamil As I mentioned before, Gulab Jamun Mix […]

Instant Gravy Powder for Bachelors and Working Women

Instant Gravy Powder for Bachelors and Working Women

I came across this wonderful recipe in a Youtube channel. The presenter showed how this powder can be prepared and used in side dishes. I think, this is the need of the day. Our mornings are loaded with routine works, and we have no time […]

Hot N’ Sweet Ginger Pickle

Hot N’ Sweet Ginger Pickle

Do you ever have those days when you’re just sick of the same routine menu week-in and week-out? Well, everytime I find myself feeling that way, this is always what I do to pick up my mood and add a flair to the menu. This […]

Modakams/Kozhukattais: Hassle free ways

Preparing the outer dough and fillings for Modakams/Kozhukattais and shaping them before steaming are all time consuming processes and they require more patience, time and effort which is not possible for many of us today. Skip to read in Tamil I have some tips to […]

Modakams/Kozhukattais: FAQs

So far, we have learnt about the different methods of preparing the outer dough for Kozhukattais and the choices of Pooranams/Fillings to be kept inside the Kozhukattais. Skip to read in Tamil But still it would be inconvenient for some of you to shape the […]

Modakams/Kozhukattais: Some ideas for filling

I would like to compile all the kinds of fillings (Pooranams) we can stuff into the Kozhukattais / Modakams here. If anyone says Kozhukattai, we immediately think of the tropical tastes of the coconut filling. But, here are other delicious things you can fill your […]

Modakams/Kozhukattais: Making outer dough

As easy are kozhakattais to eat, the same can’t be said for the preparation of the outer dough. This tricky component is the fabric of nightmares for many of us! It certainly was for me. If we manage to get a lump-free dough, the shape […]

Aadi Kummayam/Kummayam Kozhukattai

Aadi Kummayam/Kummayam Kozhukattai

Kummayam is a traditional sweet halwa-like dish prepared and offered to Gods on Tuesdays and Fridays of the tamil month of Aadi. It is made with ingredients rich in iron and protein, such as urad dal, jaggery and gingelly oil. So is considered very nutritious […]

Seeraga Paruppu Podi

Seeraga Paruppu Podi

Yet another simple recipe liked by many. This comes in very handy for working women and elders as it is quick to prepare and at the same time, requires very less ingredients and time to prepare. Skip to read in Tamil Ingredients: 1 cup – […]

Eggless Cake with Gulab Jamun ReadyMix

Eggless Cake with Gulab Jamun ReadyMix

Hello there! Welcome to the first post on my new blog, Foodsteps in the Kitchen. Skip to read in Tamil Who ever said that the only thing you could make with Gulab Jamun Mix was Gulab Jamuns! We all certainly love Gulab Jamuns but making […]